MATTOON — Philip W. Long, age 82 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 12:54 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.
A funeral service in his honor will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL; Reverend William Duey will officiate. Burial will be held in Dodge Grove Cemetery at a later date. The visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Philip was born on July 10, 1936 in Montpelier, VT, the son of Merton and Irene (Kemp) Long. He married Cheryl D. Bostic on December 14, 1974 in Georgia. He is survived by his loving wife Cheryl Long of Mattoon, IL; four children, Devin C. Long and fiancée Shannon Smith of Mattoon, IL, Philip W. Long II of Amarillo, NM, Sheree Long Morris of Melbourne Beach, FL, and Rick Long of Florida; ten grandchildren, Skyler, Callie, and Trevor Long of Mattoon, IL, Prahod, Premo, Philip III, Michael Long of Maine, and Drisden and Cargill Morris of Florida; two great-grandchildren, Nora Long of Mattoon, IL, Katherine Morris of Tennessee, Adi Grace Campbell of Kentucky; and one brother, Merton Long of Carolyn, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Brad Long, and one grandchild, Eli Long.
Philip was a bricklayer for Long’s Masonry and belonged to the Union of Bricklayers in Champaign, IL. He was a former member of Moose Lodge of Mattoon, IL, cheered on the Chicago Cubs, and adored his dogs. Phillip was an automobile enthusiast, attended many car shows throughout his life, and a proud owner of a '34 Ford Street Rod. Phillip was loved by many and will be missed by all.